The Big Five: March 27–29
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The Big Five: March 27–29

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Still from A Bucket of Blood  Courtesy of Dick Miller

Still from A Bucket of Blood. Courtesy of Dick Miller.

1) That Guy Dick Miller with Dick and Lainie Miller Q&A

Carlton Cinema (585 Carlton Street)

March 27, 7:00 p.m. (with A Bucket of Blood) and March 28, 7:00 p.m. (with Little Shop of Horrors)
$6–$10 (tickets available for pre-purchase here)

In case you missed our interview with Dick Miller earlier this week (or loved it so much, you need more), the octogenarian character actor known for his roles in such campy classics as Little Shop of Horrors and A Bucket of Blood will be at the Carlton Cinema tonight and tomorrow to present his new documentary, That Guy Dick Miller, plus one of the aforementioned classics. He’ll also be available, with beloved wife Lainie, for a post-show Q&A.

2) WHILE I’M AROUND, a jazz tribute to the musical career of Angela Lansbury

The Holy Oak Cafe (1241 Bloor Street West)

March 28, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Bobby Hsu and Alex Samaras (A Sondheim Jazz Project) present an evening of songs sung by Dame Angela in Till the Clouds Roll By (Kern), Anyone Can Whistle (Sondheim), Mame (Herman), Dear World (Herman), Prettybelle (Styne / Merrill), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Sherman & Sherman), Gypsy (Styne / Sondheim), and Sweeney Todd (Sondheim).


Balfour Books (468 College Street)

March 28–31

All books in the store are 50 per cent off between March 28 and 31 at the indie bookseller’s annual sale. That’s right: all of ’em. What are you waiting for?

4) Dufferin Grove Park Matzah Bake

Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin Street)

March 29, 12:00–2:00 p.m

In anticipation of Passover, join in a friendly neighbourhood matzah bake-off at Dufferin Grove’s communal oven. Makom will be hosting a Passover Arts and Crafts activity during the Matzah Bake (for kids in junior kindergarten to grade 3).

5) MORTDECAI: Final Toronto Screening

Royal Cinema (608 College Street)

March 29, 4:00 p.m.
$5–10 (tickets can be pre-purchased here)

Well, we’ve done it: Toronto has managed to secure one last screening of the film one British journalist described as “psychotically unfunny.” From here, there’s nowhere to go but up.